Daniel Ayala pounces late for Boro to bring West Brom back to earth

24 August 2018 09:11
As a keen student of military history who spends his spare time touring foreign battlefields and studying the modus operandi of assorted generals, Tony Pulis fully appreciates the importance of patience. Middlesbrough’s manager had to wait until stoppage time to see Daniel Ayala’s goal defeat the club that sacked him last November and return the Teesiders to the top of the Championship, three points ahead of Leeds United.When Ayala controlled a dropping deep free-kick from the substitute Mo Besic before stabbing a shot past Sam Johnstone, Darren Moore looked suitably shellshocked. Not that a visiting manager mentored by Pulis as a Portsmouth player and West Brom coach should have been surprised by Boro’s latest set-piece success. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian